“Diggin In The Crates” gets the DJ Premier remix and it’s DOPE. From D.I.T.C.‘s forthcoming The Remix Project LP. Continue Reading
This summer it will be 28 years since the release of Eric B & Rakim’s debut record, “Eric B. is President/ My Melody.” Cut for the Zakia label out of Harlem and quickly licensed and reissued by 4th & Broadway, it was, in Nelson George’s opinion, “as stunning a first statement as Run-DMC’s ‘It’s Like That/Sucker M.C.’s.’” The A-side’s sampling of James Brown’s “Funky President” (likely the first rap record of dozens and dozens to do so), combined with the mesmerizing lyrics and rapping of Rakim, constituted a one-two punch that knocked out all comers — including any number of music journalists, here and abroad. A year later, the duo released Paid In Full and their immortality was assured. Continue Reading
Interview & Words By Jake Paine
It has been now 24 years of Above The Law and Big Hutch injecting melody into Hip-Hop. The producer/MC who is also prominently known as Cold187um is a G-Funk pioneer of combining altered the grooves of the ‘70s and early ‘80s and created drive-friendly Hip-Hop with the juxtaposition of hard lyrics overtop.
A native of Pomona, California Hutch, DJ Total K-Oss and the late KMG made two hands full of albums with Above The Law, featuring input and contributions from the likes of Eazy-E, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, and longtime affiliate Kokane. Along the way, the group quietly led lives that removed all skepticism that their accounts on wax were fabricated or staged. Hutch, who remained close with Death Row Records during the N.W.A. split was fiercely loyal to his mentor Eazy. A prominent figure in the studios at Ruthless, Hutch was later called upon by Suge Knight to reignite the sounds at Death Row. Continue Reading
Spotted on his soundlcoud page – two heaters from Domingo’s vaults – one featuring Channel Live, the other featuring the Blastmaster. Continue Reading
First leak from the upcoming ¡Mayday! x MURS collabo album – ¡MursDay!. This one is a banger. Continue Reading
¡Mayday! is back at the Bird aka Blackbird Ordinary for a special May Day performance. If you have been to a ¡Mayday! show than we know you will be there and if you haven’t you should complete your life and make your way to Blackbird Ordinary in the Brickell area of Miami, Fl. and prepare to be amazed!
This is such a dope video that there isn’t much more to say than that other than new visuals from Atmosphere.
Got this in our inbox the other day and thought visually and sonically it was pretty damn dope. We look forward to more material from Eric Biddines.